noun, plural brag·ga·do·ci·os.
Origin of braggadocio
Examples from the Web for braggadocios
He had set them down as a set of landlubbers and braggadocios, and was disposed to treat them accordingly.Astoria|Washington Irving
British Dictionary definitions for braggadocios
noun plural -os
Word Origin for braggadocio
Word Origin and History for braggadocios
Spenser's coinage, 1590, as a name for his personification of vainglory, from brag, with augmentative ending by analogy to the Italian words then in vogue in England. In general use by 1594 for "an empty swaggerer;" of the talk of such persons, from 1734.